Write An Equation

• Oct 31st 2008, 03:20 PM
magentarita
Write An Equation
Write an equation and solve using your equation.

A women spent two-thirds of her money. She lost two-thirds of the remainder and then had $4 left. With how much money did she start? • Oct 31st 2008, 04:37 PM Shyam Quote: Originally Posted by magentarita Write an equation and solve using your equation. A women spent two-thirds of her money. She lost two-thirds of the remainder and then had$4 left. With how much money did she start?

Let woman started with $x money spent$\displaystyle = \frac{2}{3}x$money remaining$\displaystyle = x - \frac{2}{3}x=\frac{1}{3}x$money lost$\displaystyle = \frac{2}{3}\times \frac{1}{3}x = \frac{2}{9}x$money remaining after losing,$\displaystyle = \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x\displaystyle 4= \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x$now, can you finish it ??? • Nov 1st 2008, 04:46 AM magentarita yes... Quote: Originally Posted by Shyam Let woman started with$ x

money spent $\displaystyle = \frac{2}{3}x$

money remaining $\displaystyle = x - \frac{2}{3}x=\frac{1}{3}x$

money lost $\displaystyle = \frac{2}{3}\times \frac{1}{3}x = \frac{2}{9}x$

money remaining after losing, $\displaystyle = \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x$

$\displaystyle 4= \frac{1}{3}x-\frac{2}{9}x$

now, can you finish it ???

Yes, I can now finish. Thank you. This is my BIGGEST problem. For some unknown reason, I have not been able to create the needed equation(s) to solve word problems. If I can somehow learn how to do that, math would become my best buddy.